Author: Wim Wender
Publisher: Schirmer Mosel
Globetrotting filmmaker Wim Wenders always takes his old panorama camera with him, using it whenever the sheer wealth of what he sees and the impression it leaves on him breaks the normal scale of things. Infinite landscapes, endless horizons, deserts, and mountain ranges overwhelm by their emptiness and silence, street fronts in Havana, Houston, Berlin, or Jerusalem offer deep insights into the shallows of civilization. Wenders' photographs are pictures of a world almost devoid of humans, a natural or man-made world viewed from a distance. They shed light on the many guises the surface of the earth dons and attest to Wenders' contemplative and amazed gaze. This gaze, of course, didn't stop at September 11 and delivered haunting photos of Ground Zero taken shortly after the attack. With poetic comments by the artist on all the pictures, the book is both a portrait of the world as encountered by the photographer and a portrait of the photographer as reflected in his vision of the world.
Instant Stories : 403 Polaroids with 36 Stories*
Author: Patti Smith,Sam Shephard
As well as being an acclaimed filmmaker and a member of the New German Cinema movement, Wim Wenders (b. 1945) has also made an international name for himself as a photographer, with shows all over the world. While previous exhibitions have focused on his large-format colour photography, he now opens a treasure chest of Polaroids taken during the 1970s and 1980s, to accompany an exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery, London. Here are portraits of friends, actors and personal heroes; souvenirs of places and events from the life of a young travelling filmmaker; impressions of his first trips to the US, shots of movie icons on American TV screens, the cinemas of provincial Germany in the 1970s, and much more. The adventure of shooting films around the world becomes an almanac of adventure, curiosity and tranquillity. Wenders's instant photographs are interwoven with his own stories, memories and flights of fancy that weave the images into an intimate and poetic journey. Instant Stories is a photographic road movie of the director's early years, as he rose to global fame with films such as The Scarlet Letter, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road, and The American Friend.
Pictures and Stories
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
Wim Wenders ranks among the greatest artistic minds of contemporary film: over the past thirty years his films have displayed such wisdom, creativity, and sensitivity that they have transcended boundaries of language and nationality. Wenders brings to this collection of photographic essays the same literary and cinematic talents, the same command of the art of storytelling that we find in his films. In the tradition of "Paris, Texas" and "Faraway, So Close," the texts and pictures in "Once" weave ambiguous and moving narratives in fits of rhythmic prose and inventive imagery. Prefaced by Wenders' poetic meditations on the metaphysics of photography and film, "Once" consists of short, autobiographical sketches relating Wenders' experiences-both meaningful and apparently trivial-on his trips across the world scouting locations for his films, as well as photographs taken during these excursions. The resulting book is at once travel diary, photo album, and a series of short films or short stories-revealing the views and sentiments of an auteur inspired by the poetry of the eye and the melody of speech. Fascinating and revelatory, "Once" gives us a unique look at the universe Wenders has created out of the hidden pieces of everyday life.
Author: Robby Müller
Internationally lauded for his often ground-breaking camera work (for directors like Wim Wenders, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch), the Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller has contributed greatly to the success of an entire generation of independent filmma
At the Intersection of Art and Technology
Author: William A. Ewing,Barbara Hitchcock
Category: Art and technology
Polaroid founder Edwin Land regarded his invention as more than a technical accomplishment or a convenient medium for both professional photographers and consumers - he saw Polaroid as a means of artistic expression. At Land's behest, and starting from a collaboration with Ansel Adams in 1949, Polaroid built an artists' liaison programme in which artists and photographers would donate prints in return for materials and access to cutting-edge Polaroid technology - including the legendary 24 x 20 inch Polaroid camera. Over the next five decades, the Polaroid collections in both the United States and Europe became world-renowned for the stellar list of names whose work it contained. Following Polaroid's second bankruptcy in 2008, the collections were fragmented - the US and European collections were split and key works were sold at auction. A comprehensive view of the collection was no longer possible - until now. With an associated, internationally touring exhibition opening in June 2017, The Polaroid Project is the only book to bring together both the outstanding photography created by the artists and photographers Polaroid worked with, alongside the technical objects and artifacts from the MIT Museum archive. Curated by William A. Ewing and Barbara Hitchcock, and with texts from other leading critics, curators and writers that discuss the Polaroid phenomenon in terms of artistic output and lasting legacy on design, technology, society and business, this book is the definitive publication for the many who have a deep love of Polaroid.
Author: Maurizio Galimberti,Giuliana Scimé,Mariateresa Cerretelli,Franco Fontana,Luciano Bobba
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti works exclusively in Polariod. His mosaics of square, white-bordered frames have captured personalities including Andres Serrano, Wim Wenders, Monica Bellucci and Sting, among many others, piece by piece. When he doesn't scratch designs onto the developing pictures with a stick or even a toothbrush, preemptively disrupting any sense that his work directly reflects the real, he takes hundreds of shots of the same subject and eventually assembles up to 140 in a single finished grid. His patrons have included Conde Nast, Rizzoli and "Time," and, in advertising, Cartier, Rolex, Nokia, Fiat and Veuve Cliquot. This personal portfolio of the city of New York is full of clean-edged skyscrapers and bridges, limitless streets, multicolored signs, vivid people and limpid skies. Galimberti's Big Apple is thoroughly deconstructed and reconstructed, and the resulting unreal city corresponds perfectly with the soul of New York.
Author: Linda van Deursen,Robby Müller,Marietta de Vries,Wim Wenders
Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
Category: Performing Arts
Robby Mller is one of the most inspiring cinematographers of our time. His influence is noticeable in his long-term collaborations with directors such as Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch and his groundbreaking work for films as Breaking the Waves and Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier.He not only helped to shape their films, but his contribution also reveals an adventurous and creative vision which can also be seen in other films by directors such as Alex Cox and Barbet Schroeder.This publication gives a visual insight in his artistic flexibility and technical expertise as a cinematographer, and reveals his passionate pleasure in the nature of light in all its manifestations.The book is accompanied by a preface by Wim Wenders and was made possible by the generous support of EYE, Nederlands Filmfonds, Wouter Barendrecht Film Foundation.
Author: Diego Uchitel,Diane Von Furstenberg
The work contained in this book is a selection of Diego Uchitel's favourite imagery stemming from a combination of both personal and commercial efforts spanning 25 years. Diego Uchitel has long revered the Polaroid for its dreamlike color and depth, and over the course of his career, he has continually sought to conjure these qualities in his fashion and celebrity photography. "Polaroids" is awash with the tonal warmth and artifact feel of polaroid film, from its splendid design to the photographs themselves, which are reproduced in their original (and current) condition, with traces of tape and little signs of wear and tear around their edges.
Instant Photography and Experimentation
Author: Mary-Kay Lombino
Publisher: Prestel Pub
This journey through the years of the Polaroid era documents the evolution of instant photography. Hundreds of images celebrate the myriad ways in which Polaroid photographs have been used & ingeniously manipulated by Walker Evans, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras & many others.
The Magic Material
Author: Florian Kaps
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Florian ‘Doc’ Kaps tells the amazing story of Polaroid, a photographic medium he helped to rescue from oblivion in 2008. The story starts with visionary founder Edwin Land’s development of instant film in the 1940s. Doc shows how Polaroid has influenced visual culture in the seventy years since then, presenting more than 250 Polaroids including found portraits, ‘thoughtographs’, erotica, anthropology, fashion and fine art from photographers including Andy Warhol, Araki, Ansel Adams and Chuck Close. The book also tells the story of how Doc revived production of film in 2008 with The Impossible Project, and explores the place of this analogue technology in the twenty-first century. The factors that led Polaroid to discontinue production in a world transformed by digital photography are the very reasons why there is ever-growing demand for the magic of instant photography today.
The Celluloid Highway
Author: Alexander Graf
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
During and especially after the Second World War, a group of leading scholars who had been perilously close to the war's devastation joined others fortunate enough to have been protected by distance in an effort to redefine and reinvigorate Western liberal ideals for a radically new age. Treating evil as an analytical category, they sought to discover the sources of twentieth-century horror and the potentialities of the modern state in the wake of western desolation. In the process, they devised strikingly new ways to understand politics, sociology and history that reverberate still. In this major intellectual history, Ira Katznelson examines the works of Hannah Arendt, Robert Dahl, Richard Hofstadter, Harold Lasswell, Charles Lindblom, Karl Polanyi, and David Truman, detailing their engagement with the larger project of reclaiming the West's moral bearing. In light of their epoch's calamities these intellectuals insisted that the tradition of Enlightenment thought required a new realism, a good deal of renovation, and much recommitment. This array of historians, political philosophers, and social scientists understood that a simple reassertion of liberal modernism had been made radically insufficient by the enormities and moral catastrophes of war, totalitarianism, and holocaust. Confronting their period's dashed hopes for reason and knowledge, they asked not just whether the Enlightenment should define modernity, but which Enlightenment we should wish to have. Decades later, in the midst of a new type of war and reanimated discussions of the concept of evil, we share no small stake in assessing their successes and limitations.
Author: Wim Wenders
Publisher: Haus Pub.
Category: Landscape photography
Wim Wenders, whose description as filmmaker, writer, photographer and traveller is still inadequate, has for years carried round an old panoramic camera that has come in handy when the extent or impressive nature of his experience is beyond normal measure. Landscapes stretch into infinity, horizons divide the world into water, earth and sky, streets, whether in Havana, Houston or Berlin draw our gaze to the very depth of civilisation, or to the abyss of horror and destruction as at Ground Zero shortly after September 11, 2001.
Author: Wim Wenders
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
In preparation for shooting the film Paris, Texas in late 1983, director Wim Wenders traveled the West equipped with a 5 x 6 medium format camera searching out subjects and locations that would bring that desolate landscape to life. For several months he drove the empty highways of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California, transfixed by the vastness of a country saturated with light and color and energized by the American cowboy mystique. Even in the twentieth century, it was a landscape that had lost none of its evocative, mythic power. This collection of lush, colorful photographs magnificently displays what Wenders' practiced eye sought out: dramatic and visually arresting images, haunting vistas, and the poetic dilapidation of a country touched by man but ruled by nature. An enlightening interview with the photographer reveals the many ways that Wenders, a European traveling in a distinctly American landscape, was both moved by and bemused by what he considers the heartland of the American Dream. It is this sensibility, along with Wenders enormous photographic talents, that lend this collection a unique quality, and that allow us to experience the West in a whole new, brilliantly colorful light.
This retrospective features not only the acclaimed fashion photographer's print photo campaigns but also the outtakes, Polaroids, and scouting photos of the photographer's "little films" that have redefined the art with their compelling realism and depth of emotion. 250 color & duotone photos.
Author: Bill Henson
Category: Photography, Artistic
Internationally renowned photographer Bill Henson is a passionate and visionary explorer of twilight zones, between day and night, nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. Bill Henson's photographs of landscapes at dusk, of the industrial no-man's land at the outskirts of our cities, of androgynous girls and boys adrift in the nocturnal turmoil of adolescence are painterly tableaux that continue the traditions of romantic literature and painting. The rich chiaroscuro, the oscillating light, and the masterful composition of his photographs map enigmatic states that escape rationalism's iron grip, providing a much-needed antidote to a culture that increasingly looses itself in a numbing vortex of blinking screens and glittering surfaces.
And Reflections on Other Artists
Author: Wim Wenders
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
The Pixels of Paul Cezanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders in which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped, and inspired him. "How are they doing it?" is the key question that Wenders asks as he looks at the dance work of Pina Bausch, the paintings of Cezanne, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth, as well as the films of Ingmar Bergman, Michelanelo Antonioni, Ozu, Anthony Mann, Douglas Sirk, and Sam Fuller. He finds the answer by trying to understand their individual perspectives, and, in the process revealing his own art of perception in texts of rare poignancy.
Essays and Conversations
Author: Wim Wenders
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Performing Arts
In our over stimulated, consumer society how can imagery still have meaning either for the viewer or for filmmakers struggling to communicate their vision to the world? In this volume of essays on the subject, third in a series, Wim Wenders takes readers beyond the concerns of his own films into a broader world from whence they come, one of architecture, cities, video technology, and fashion.
Author: André Kertész,Robert Gurbo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
A volume of largely unpublished works is comprised of pieces that were taken with a Polaroid camera as part of the photographer's effort to recover from the loss of his wife and features scenes that were shot in and from his New York City Washington Square apartment.